Locust Bean Gum
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Locust Bean Gum

Manufactured by Danisco
Locust Bean Gum, or LBG, is a textural ingredient derived from the seed of the leguminous carob tree (Ceratonia siliqua), which grows in Mediterranean countries.

The carob seed consists of three different parts: the husk surrounding the seed, the germ (protein) and endosperm (gum). The latter is the part used for LBG.

Application areas

LBG is used in a range of different food systems as a stabiliser or thickening agent and in certain gel systems as a texture modifier.

Typical applications of GRINDSTED® LBG:

  • Cream cheese
  • Dairy desserts
  • Ice cream
  • Fruit preparations
  • Baked goods
  • Pimento strips
  • Dressings and sauces
  • Canned pet food


Our LBG products are available in various degrees of granulation and viscosity to suit the applications for which they are intended. A considerable degree of synergy can be achieved between LBG and other hydrocolloids, such as carrageenan and xanthan. Please contact us to determine the optimal product for your application.